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A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours

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Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky "meta-memoir" raises questions about our lives that most of us don't think to ask, but arguably should: what part of memory is reliable fact, what part creative embellishment? Which favorite presuppositions are unfounded, which statistically biased? By conjoining two opposing mindsets--the suspension of disbelief required in storytelling and the skepticism inherent in the scientific method--bestselling mathematician John Allen Paulos has created an unusual hybrid, a ...

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A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours
2015, Prometheus Books

ISBN-13: 9781633881181

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